Borrowing My Mother's Saints

Borrowing My Mother's Saints

Title:Borrowing My Mother's Saints
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781478356455
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:First Edition

What can you possibly do when your dazzling life starts unraveling before your eyes? For Julianna Di Santis, a thirty-three-year-old ad executive whose dream life in New York City is crumbling before her very eyes, it might just mean calling in a few good souls to save her. Borrowing My Mother’s Saints is the heartwarming, humor-filled book by Olga G. Soaje that charts one young woman as her life suddenly hits the skids, and only a much higher order can help to set it right. With a plum job at Nelson and Nelson ad agency, a Manhattan apartment, and a boyfriend named Michael who looks good enough on paper, Julianna is at the peak of her game. That’s when everything starts going south fast. Nancy, her nemesis at work with a fake smile (and other body parts!), has somehow stolen her account. Her boss, Peter, deems her burned out and sends her out the door with her cardboard box. And that’s just the beginning of the rapid-fire onslaught of serious woes. After Michael dumps her squarely, her mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. Julianna is officially at her wit’s end. However, just as she’s in the deepest despair, enter a cast of characters that Julianna hasn’t seen since her childhood days at home and in her Catholic grade school. Tucked away in her mother’s recipe box is a bounty of saints cards, and soon, those the saints come marching in to represent a source of strength her mother had found in them and a way to develop other career paths she had not considered on her road to happiness. With the help of a deceased nun, Sister Gertrude, who visits Julianna in her dreams and in her conscience, she is able to dust off the long-forgotten cards, and a few misplaced values along with them. With her saints at her side, as well as her childhood soul-sister Hannah and her friend John from her college days at New York University, Julianna slowly learns to looks at life, work, and relationships in an entirely new light. Chucking her apartment to care for her mother, and embarking on a new job with a mentor, Julianna is greeted with new opportunities, for better and sometimes for worse, that help her forge her own road to a richer, more authentic life. A warm hug of a book, Borrowing My Mother’s Saints is chock-full of insights, hope, humor, and a dash of modern romance. Inspiring and of-the-moment, this charming, lighthearted look at contemporary life will move you to muster the courage to follow your heart on a path that might just lead you to everyday miracles.


    Borrowing My Mother's Saints Reviews

  • Dianne

    Pretty Julianna DiSantis had it all, success in the advertising industry, great clothes, money, a Manhattan address and an equally successful boyfriend, Michael. Or so she thought. Just when she is to...

  • Karina

    Really good !!! couldnt stop reading !...

  • Amber Brooke

    I absolutely loved this book! It was a great mix of Christian fiction with modern chick lit. I highly recommend it to everyone especially young, modern women needing a pick me up or inspiring story!...

  • Adriana Pitzo

    This light "chick lit" somehow managed to weave into the story spiritual insights, while providing belly laughs and romance at the same time. Read it in three days I couldn't stop!!! Loved it!!!!...

  • Fungi From Yuggoth

    Review of Borrowing My Mother’s Saints by Olga G. Soaje5 StarsAlthough Chick Lit is not my favourite genre, “Borrowing My Mother’s Saints” has a depth and warmth and heartstrings-tugging that ...

  • Susan

    Olga pens "Borrowing My Mother's Saints" in a light hearted, inspirational plot with a touch of romance that flows nicely. With her well developed characters, Olga takes you through laughter and tears...

  • Eva

    Enjoyed this book a lot. It's light & humorous but also has a depth to the spirituality that's woven into the story. I don't normally read books in the "chick lit" genre but this was recommended by a ...

  • Susan

    Great read. The little something different I have been wanting to read....

  • Rita

    As of page 189 it's a little humor, serious...

  • Carrie Allen

    The book was fine. It was typical romance with a happy ending. I knew that going in and that is what I wanted, so it was good. It was disappointing, however, to see all of the errors with grammar and ...